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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted May 09, 2005 01:31 PM  
Car works great every where except coming of the corner, needs more forward bite.

Here is the info.

Springs LF 750 RF 850
LR 225 RR 175
Pullbar 16" 17deg 600-1200 progressive 1/2 preload
Shocks LF Bilstein 3050 RF Pro 75
LR Afco 94 RR Pro 93
Scale LF 657 RF 458
LR 810 RR 690
Left 56.0% Rear 57.3% Cross 48.5%
Bite 120lbs

J-Bar 19" Bottom hole on pinion 4" higher on frame.

RR spring on top LR spring in front

Stagger 1" front 2" rear

Any help would be great.

[This message has been edited by dirt_wrench (edited May 09, 2005).]

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 351
posted May 09, 2005 02:16 PM  
What's with the bilstein on the lf?? Also would not hurt having alittle more rear percent.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted May 09, 2005 02:42 PM  
Whats wrong with having the bilstein on lf?

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 2007
posted May 09, 2005 03:19 PM  
Typically you dont want to run gas pressure shocks like a bilstein with a non pressure shock like an afco or pro. On top of that the 3050 is an easy up shock and would prob do you more good onthe RF than the LF.

I assume those scale numebrs are with driver in the car?

More rear would help. On a 2 link car 59-60%(without driver) isnt uncommon.

A few other things to try:
1050 pullbar spring
more LR bar angle
less RR bar angle
more pullbar angle
move pullbar to the left on the rearend
less rear stagger

[This message has been edited by dirtbuster (edited May 09, 2005).]

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 318
posted May 09, 2005 05:28 PM  
I will go with the rear percent!!
And I hope it is with driver, If you
have 56% left side.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted May 09, 2005 07:52 PM  
how much fuel in tank ? if not full try more. also easy up shock on rt front will transfer more weight on left rear under acceleration. make a stick guage in 5 gal. increments. you can tighten up or loosen up car with fuel this way

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 31
posted May 10, 2005 06:26 AM  
We run 57% rear, and 50.5% cross, works great (on hoosiers). I believe the higher the rear %, the higher you need to raise your cross. I personally would leave rear alone, just increase your cross. Let your LR tire take you out of the corner.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted May 11, 2005 03:15 PM  
Thanks for all the info, Yes we did scale car with driver in it and full of fuel. We put the bilstein on the LF to help transfer weight to RR. We have all the angle we can in the LR bar.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 102
posted May 11, 2005 07:46 PM  
I agree with rear% and cross. I was always told rear percentage and cross should be directly proportional, i.e.; the more rear you run the more cross you should have. JMO good luck!

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 119
posted May 11, 2005 08:44 PM  
I do not have a calculator in front of me but looking at your wheel weights it looks like you have more x in it than 48.5%. trying to transfer the weight to the rr would make it looser coming out of the corner if it still layed over on rr coming out.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 119
posted May 11, 2005 10:05 PM  
x did not look right but I added wrong in my head. the wheel wieghts thru me off. I am use to setting my car with wheel wieghts that are close up front like 550 lf and 525 rf .720lr 640rr

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